Actor/comedian Anthony Anderson will host the delayed 75th Emmy Awards. The awards ceremony was delayed from its usual September ceremony date due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes,
In a statement, Anderson said: “With our industry’s recent challenges behind us, we can get back to what we love — dressing up and honoring ourselves. And there’s no better celebratory moment to bring the creative community together than the milestone 75th Emmy Awards. When Fox asked me to host this historic telecast, I was over the moon that Taylor Swift was unavailable, and now I can’t wait to be part of the biggest night in television.”
Allison Wallach, President of Unscripted Programming at Fox Entertainment, said: “After Anthony hosted our upcoming show, We Are Family, we knew he’d be a natural fit for a star-studded, anticipatory night like the Emmys. Anthony’s known for his humor, heart and spontaneity, so he’s sure to give audiences in the theater and at home a night they’ll never forget.”
Academy chairman Frank Scherma expressed: “Anthony is a multi-talented performer and a great friend to the Television Academy. We are thrilled that he is hosting what promises to be a rich celebration of the year’s outstanding television, as well as 75 years of Emmys excellence!”
The three-hour ceremony, taking place from the Peacock Theater at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles, will be broadcast live on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 15h, 2023 (8-11 PM EST on Fox and will be available the next day on Hulu).
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